In the sun-soaked utopia of Malibu, a childhood fantasy is coming to life. Yes, you read that correctly: Barbie’s iconic Malibu Dream House, that pink-washed palace of our juvenile imaginations, is now open for bookings on Airbnb.
For two magical nights this July, Ken, Barbie’s long-term beau (portrayed with panache by Ryan Gosling), trades his surfboard and skates for a host’s cap and the role of a lifetime.
It’s not just another day in Barbie’s World. As the clock strikes 10 a.m. PT on July 17th, Ken’s bedroom in the Malibu Dream House was up for grabs for two single-night stays for a pair of lucky guests each. Here’s the dream twist: this one-off opportunity comes absolutely free of charge for the chosen ones, who soak up the spirited “Kenergy” of this newly spruced-up beach abode.
“Barbie’s abode is a repository of dreams, and she’s been lucky enough to have a houseful of them,” Ken announced via a press release. He added with a sparkle in his eye, “But now, it’s my time in the limelight, and I’m thrilled to welcome guests to this unique dwelling — a one-of-a-Ken experience, I daresay!”
The newly refashioned dream house, drenched in Barbie’s signature pink hue, is brimming with an effervescent “Kenergy.” Guests will be given a chance to explore Ken’s wardrobe, twirl around on the open-air disco floor with line dancing lessons, challenge each other in a “beach off” by the infinity pool, and even score a bit of the “Kendom” to take back home – a vibrant set of yellow-and-pink Impala skates and surfboards.
This hospitality venture also marks the launch of Greta Gerwig’s film, “Barbie”, scheduled for release on July 21. Penned by Gerwig and Noah Baumbach, the film’s star-studded cast includes Margot Robbie, Gosling, America Ferrara, Kate McKinnon, Issa Rae, Rhea Perlman, and Will Ferrell.
In a gesture of generosity, Airbnb pledges a one-time donation to Save the Children, a benevolent organization dedicated to providing educational resources and support to children, families, and communities, with a special focus on bolstering girls’ confidence.
If you’re keen to keep the “Barbiecore” vibe going, Airbnb has an array of enticing options for you. For instance, the Dream Lake House in Indio, California captures the Barbie fantasy in a pastoral setting, while an exquisite home in Hudson, Wisconsin offers a sumptuous hot tub and pool. On the other hand, an oceanfront house in St. Augustine, Florida offers breathtaking views, and a captivating Barbie-themed rental in Nashville is perfect for a fun-filled staycation.
This is more than just a playful spin on a classic toy or a star-studded Hollywood blockbuster. It’s a celebration of childhood fantasies, a tribute to a cultural icon, and an initiative promoting a worthy cause. This magical stay in Malibu, however fleeting, promises to be an unforgettable journey down memory lane, tinted pink with nostalgia and teeming with “Kenergy.” Barbie’s Dream House is no longer a figment of our imagination – it’s now an Airbnb listing waiting for your visit.
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